What is the proper way to do clear coat over stickers to achieve that "painted on" look? Do I spray base coat follow that up with a coat of clear then apply stickers followed by the finish coat(s) of clear?
In this case, more is more. Lots and lots of thin coats. I'd be worried about going to thick and having the decal peel from getting moisture underneath it. Go slow, and also try to work in a warmish environment.